External Training Resources

External Resources for Additional Human Subjects Protections Training

In addition to the mandatory CITI training, a variety of additional on-line training options are available through a number of sources and cover a wide array of topics related to the ethical principles governing human subject research and human subject research protections.

Office of Human Research Protection (OHRP) Educational Videos

OHRP has created educational videos on the Health & Human Services YouTube channel. The videos are accessible through the OHRP Playlist and include:

  • General Informed Consent Requirements (Research Subject)
  • General Informed Consent Requirements (Research Investigator)
  • IRB Membership
  • Research Use of Human Biological Specimens and Other Private Information
  • Reviewing and Reporting Unanticipated Problems and Adverse Events.

OHRP YouTube Channel

  • 12 videos produced by OHRP about a variety of compliance issues

OHRP YouTube Channel

Training Modules from the Online Ethics Center

OHRP Training Modules

OHRP offers an on-line tutorial that includes three modules related to roles, requirements, and procedures in conducting research involving human subjects. This tutorial consists of three modules and an introduction:

  1. Tutorial Introduction
  2. HHS Regulations & Institutional Responsibilities
  3. Investigator Responsibilities & Informed Consent
  4. Human Research Protections Program

 Click on any module title to be taken to the tutorial log-in page.

Web-Based Instruction on Informed Consent

  • Interactive module that guides you through the elements of informed consent, from the University of Minnesota

Informed Consent Module

The Research Clinic

  • One hour interactive training video produced by the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) and the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP)
  • For clinical and social researchers
  • About the importance of appropriately protecting research subjects and avoiding research misconduct.
  • Allows the viewer to assume the role of one of four storytellers – like a choose your own adventure, you can determine the outcome.

The Research Clinic

Case Study Collection from the Ethics Education Library

  • Database of ethics cases from the fields of science, engineering, social sciences, and business (from the Illinois Institute of Technology)
  • Great resource for professors looking to integrate ethics case studies into their curriculum

Case Study Collection from the Ethics Education Library

Articles from the Ethics Education Library

  • Collection of articles about research ethics (from the Illinois Institute of Technology)
  • Great resource for professors looking for additional course readings

Articles from the Ethics Education Library

Human Subjects Training from Health Resources and Services Administration

The entire training should take you about 90 minutes to complete; however, you can complete each module independently of the others. Module 1 is 22 minutes. Module 2 is 28 minutes and Module 3 is 36 minutes.

  • Module 1 Description: Go to exit disclaimer.Evolving Concern: Protection for Human Subjects
  • Module 2 Description: Go to exit disclaimer.: The Belmont Report: Basic Ethical Principles and Their Application
  • Module 3 Description: Go to exit disclaimer.: Balancing Society's Mandates: Criteria for Protocol Review

 NIH – Protecting Human Research Participants Courses

  • NIH's Protecting Human Research ParticipantsDescription: External Web Site Policy training, which takes approximately three hours to complete and consists of seven modules on principles, regulations, policies, and guidance related to research using human subjects.
  • Free to take, but you must register first.

Institutional Review Board Guidebook

The Guidebook provides additional information on protecting the rights and welfare of human subjects as defined in the HHS regulations (45 CFR 46), Protection of Human Subjects, revised June 18, 1991

Also available for investigators’ use as an educational resource is OHRP’s Investigator 101 CD held in HRPO that is available for checkout.